April 16th, 2012 // Hillsboro, Oregon -- The Gaiscioch, a well known and very large social gaming community organized and participated in their very own charity event. Using their global membership of over 2,800 players they organized the Double-Up Charity event to benefit multiple charities with the same dollar.
The charity event began as an question. How can we use our community to benefit several charities at the same time. Community founder, Benjamin Foley, came up with a plan to use the KOHL'S Cares charity which donates 100% of their proceeds from select stuffed animals to benefit children's health & education services. The Gaiscioch would then take these stuffed animals and provide them to charities in the Portland, OR metro area.
Benjamin approached several charities around the area about accepting these stuffed animals as donations. In doing so he selected three local charities that would be able to accept these donations. By the end of the first week of the event, the Gaiscioch had already shipped over 300 stuffed animals. By the end of the event, the Gaiscioch had raised 405 stuffed animals.
The 2012 Gaiscioch Double-Up Charity Benefactors:
- KOHL'S Cares
- Raphael House
- Beaverton Buddy & Bear Program
- Candlelighters for Children with Cancer
The Gaiscioch are committed to helping the community both in cyberspace and out. Their previous community involvement raised $8,600 and placed them 11th in the world at the 2011 ExtraLife Event fundraiser for the Children's Miracle Network. Their next charity event is scheduled for October 2012, and is the 2012 ExtraLife Charity Event. This year we're aiming high at bringing in over $10,000 for the Children's Miracle Network.
ABOUT THE GAISCIOCH SOCIAL GAMING COMMUNITY
The Gaiscioch were founded in 2001 as a social community based in the MMORPG classic Dark Age of Camelot. Since its inception the Gaiscioch have grown to over 2,800 people in countries around the world. They additionally have 2 local flag-football teams in the Portland, Oregon metro area and hold several charity events & social gatherings nation wide every year. With a strong focus on community our endgame goal is to create memories, friendships, and participate in the overall success of the community in game and out. It is through gaming, athletic competition, and social interaction that we forge new friendships and relationships. Learn more at: http://www.gaiscioch.com